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Saturday, August 28, 2010

India : Chandigarh man dies of swine flu

Via Times of India :

" CHANDIGARH: A man has died of swine flu in Chandigarh's neighbouring Mohali town, a health official said here on Saturday.

Gurmeet Singh, 43, a resident of Sector 36 in Chandigarh, died of swine flu at a private hospital in Mohali late on Friday.

"Gurmeet was admitted in a hospital in Mohali Aug 20 and since then he was on life support system. He was suffering from swine flu and died of cardiac arrest late on Friday," Abha Rana, nodal officer of swine flu in Chandigarh, told IANS.

"We are also checking the health of people who had come in contact with Gurmeet during the past few days. Some of his family members have been quarantined and administered tamiflu dosage," she added.

Earlier this month, 48-year-old Malti Devi died of swine flu at civil hospital in Amritsar. Besides, around 10 suspected cases of the deadly H1N1 virus were reported in Chandigarh hospitals in August, out of which three tested positive."

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